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Review of Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
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Ranked #9 of 120 things to do in Naples
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Owner description: Much more than a walk-thru zoo, this historic tropical garden and nationally accredited zoo features a full day of wildlife experiences to delight guests with the natural world to inspire the conservation of our planet's remaining wild areas and their wondrous inhabitants. Discover the wonders of South America featuring a Giant anteater, Cotton-top tamarins, and more. Get wildly close to the Malayan tigers at viewing windows. Hand-feed the herd of giraffe plus enjoy your favorite animals like lions, monkeys, and bears. Naples Zoo is one of only four zoos in the nation to feature the fierce YouTube-favorites: African honey badgers. Plus discover rarely seen species including Malagasy fosas and 2 of less than 20 striped hyenas in the nation. Ask those questions you've always wondered about at the Meet the Keeper Series. Be fascinated by rare creatures during premier wildlife shows. Cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. Watch our professional staff hand-feed American alligators while dispelling popular myths. Snap great photos and learn the facts behind the fiction at a venomous snake talk. It's wild fun from apes to zebras. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a nonprofit organization cooperating in conservation programs both in and outside the wild for endangered species. The zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the organization that sets the highest standards for wildlife care, education, and conservation. The garden also holds accreditation by The Morton Register of Arboreta and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association.
Naples, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great place for the whole family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Definitely worth taking the entire family. Kids will love it and so will parents. Plan on spending at least 2-3 hours there!

Visited November 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice family outing.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed going to the zoo with our daughter and three grandsons. It was very hot and tiring for us old folks. A few more benches to sit on would be helpful. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Visited June 2013
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Naples
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very small”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Great place for very young children to visit, but once was enough. It's best to go on a slow day when it's not overcrowded and you can take your time moving through the exhibits. If you're local, be sure to visit on the first Saturday of the month for free admission.

Visited August 2013
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Naples
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“A good zoo for the area”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Naples Zoo has improved and has big longterm plans. People are often surprised by the wealth of animals there because the entry looks terrible from the road. To get the most from your visit, plan to see a show in the amphitheater and to time your experience to see at least one of the keeper talks as they are included in the admission cost. The primate lake cruise is also a fun diversion.

Visited June 2013
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“Jungle Larry's grows up”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Formally Jungle Larry's after Lawrence Tetzlaff world famous adventurer the Naples Zoo is an oasis of calm among the bustle of modern day Naples. A great walking zoo it is almost like walking through the jungle as opposed to most zoo's. A fun inexpensive way to spend a day away from the beach. Kids and adults alike will enjoy it

Visited November 2013
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